Phone: 352-669-3171 x3440
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Health Education Teaching Certificate in Middle Grades Science
I am a Florida native and graduate of Apopka High School. I postponed college and worked for 15 years as an office manager of a wholesale lumber company. In 2008, it was finally time for me to go back to school and earn a degree that I had always wanted. I worked full-time and went to school part-time while taking care of my family in the process. I graduated from Lake Sumter State college in 2014 with my AA, 96 credits, and a 3.8 GPA. I was accepted to the University of Florida and graduated cum laude in 2016 with a BS in Health Education (GO GATORS!).
Through my college journey, I developed a love for science and decided to pursue teaching. I loved middle school as a teenager and wanted to share my passion for science with that age group. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few years teaching and look forward to many more at UMS. By believing in ourselves, working hard, and never giving up...together we can be our best!